2020-05-04 - Making Friends Hinterwilds Part 4 (log)

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2022-05-04 Making Friends Hinterwilds Part 4 (LOG)

Part of the The Uncertain Times storyline in the perspective of Opalina

Part 4

[Rawknuckle's, Pipe Den]

A mottled grey warg pelt stretches across the plank floor before an uneven brick fireplace on the eastern wall. Several frayed chairs form a loose semicircle around the hearth. Decades of pipe smoke has seeped into the surroundings, leaving the air stale with its burnt herbal tang. You also see a peak snowcat, a majestic grey timber wolf, a tiny short-haired white puppy with ice blue eyes, a blue-eyed charcoal cat that is sitting, a golden brown coyote, the ice-covered Dayzed disk, a luminous ice blue poleaxe hovering in mid-air, the Katiesa disk, a cowardly forest spirit that is flying around, a gangly black and tan dobrem that is sitting, the skull-shaped Casinoe disk, a blue-eyed midnight black wolf, the rectangular Perigourd disk fashioned of oiled tanik, a stocky snow white puppy with oversized black-tipped paws, the hammered silver Meliyara disk, the red Nairena disk, the Opalina disk, the Neovik disk, the Mohrgan disk, the Falvicar disk, a resplendent obsidian black raven that is flying around, a silver-edged blackened warblade hovering in mid-air, a delusive mountain spirit that is flying around, a crackling lightning wyrdling, a sapphire-eyed pale golden margay, a fat ginger cat, a pale-faced coppery barn owl, an amber-eyed tawny range wolf, a massive snowy white tiger, a swirled steel bowl full of sticks and a wicker wastebin. Also here: Commodore Jaysehn, Dinaden, Daiyon, Cutterz, Maodan, Yakushi, Historian Darcena, Drazaa who is sitting, Sasathi, Dragoon Dayzed, Bellesue, Katiesa, Jiarine, Kuiu who is sitting, Illumiada, Casinoe, The Infamous Treeva, The Infamous Melivn, Kothos, Perigourd, Hazelnut, Geijon, Dergoatean, Lord Fropple who is sitting, Kippe, Lord Bigsword who is sitting, Missoni, Falvicar, Eklectic, Conquerer of Reim Gespry, Archeth, Town Councilor Leafiara, Lord Randsford, Defender of Mist Harbor Teaberry who is sitting, Lurrah, Sir Guarrin, Trouthe, Aeith, Zeminar, Lord Sorlu, Magister Raelee, Lady Meliyara who is sitting, Tabubu, Mnar, Great Lord Lormein, Lord Selfane, Neovik, Lady Regwen, Lady Nairena, Sir Cryheart, Eclevdra, Mohrgan, Jyinaeir, Kaeynne, Thaeren, Grand Lord Whirlin, Dendum who is sitting, Roelon, Vaemyr Obvious exits: west

Thaeren stomps down hard with one of his fire-hued boots.

Vaemyr says, in Guildspeak, something you don't understand.

Dendum says, "Hrmm well."

Neovik grins.

Jiarine asks, "Now... how in the bloody hell do we get back?"

Dendum says, "We must hunt for food."

Nairena gazes in wonder at her surroundings.

Vaemyr says, "Guess we should go see this gigas."

Gespry melodically says, "Stand or be left behind."

Aeith says, "Fascinating."

Dendum stands up.

Eclevdra whispers to the group, "Which brings me to, I know damn well Im a liability not an asset, is there anyway home so I dont tie up clerics and healers?"

Perigourd nods.

Meliyara stands up.

Hazelnut says, "I suppose we should."

Bigsword stands up.

You pull Falvicar closer to you.

Treeva asks, "Should we try the cemetary next?"

Leafiara enthuses, "Let's see how big they really are!"

Treeva asks, "Is it nearby?"

Nairena asks, "What now?"

Jiarine says, "Yes."

Mnar nods at Leafiara.

Jiarine nods at Treeva.

Cutterz nods at Jiarine.

Whirlin yawns.

Jiarine says, "I saw it."

Conquerer of Reim Gespry's group just went west.

[Rawknuckle's, Watering Hole]

Low eaves, stained black with smoke, do little to keep out the icy chill of the outdoors, though they have been sealed in many places with acrid pine pitch. The floor is an artless mosaic of uneven planks, most badly warped, and the nails securing them are more rust than iron. Behind a carved counter of time-silvered wood is a collection of racks holding dusty bottles in a variety of colors. You also see a raw-boned halfling tavernkeeper. Also here: Neovik, Lady Regwen, Lady Nairena, Sir Cryheart, Eclevdra, Mohrgan, Jyinaeir, Kaeynne, Thaeren, Grand Lord Whirlin, Dendum, Roelon, Lord Selfane, Great Lord Lormein, Mnar, Tabubu, Lady Meliyara, Magister Raelee, Lord Sorlu, Zeminar, Aeith, Trouthe, Sir Guarrin, Lurrah, Lord Randsford, Town Councilor Leafiara, Archeth, Eklectic, Falvicar, Missoni, Lord Bigsword, Kippe, Dergoatean, Geijon, Perigourd, Kothos, Katiesa, Bellesue, Conquerer of Reim Gespry Obvious exits: east, out

Mnar says, speaking to Leafiara, "These are halflings. The gigas are probably just, like, human size."

Lurrah says, "I thought they said the giga was in the wood."

Roelon nods at Gespry.

Trouthe asks, "Wasn't Ellerel going to help with a portal?"

Leafiara admits, speaking to Mnar, "That's what I got worried about once she looked at Darcena."

Lurrah furrows her brow.

With a world-weary sigh, Rawknuckle takes a bottle down and begins to clean it. He has a distant look on his face.

Kothos says, "Nearby, indeed."

Leafiara raises her fist defiantly.

Selfane says, speaking to Mnar, "She said it wouldn't fit in the building..."

Conquerer of Reim Gespry's group just went out.

[Cold River, Thoroughfare]

A ramshackle tavern of raw pine presides over the stretch of roadway, the space before its burled wooden doors heavily trodden by countless small feet. Its swinging sign is painted with a blunt-looking fist. Several spent ale barrels sit beneath the eaves of the low, sloping roof, tracings of rime glistening on the wood in the aurora's light. The lazy laughter of rushing water from the west is almost drowned out by the noise from the village center nearby. You also see the faenor Queatus disk inlaid with intersecting bands of jet, a maddened luck spirit that is flying around and a massive snowy battle-scarred lynx. Also here: Neovik, Lady Regwen, Lady Nairena, Sir Cryheart, Eclevdra, Mohrgan, Jyinaeir, Kaeynne, Thaeren, Grand Lord Whirlin, Dendum, Roelon, Lord Selfane, Great Lord Lormein, Mnar, Tabubu, Lady Meliyara, Magister Raelee, Lord Sorlu, Zeminar, Aeith, Trouthe, Sir Guarrin, Lurrah, Lord Randsford, Town Councilor Leafiara, Archeth, Eklectic, Falvicar, Missoni, Lord Bigsword, Kippe, Dergoatean, Geijon, Perigourd, Kothos, Katiesa, Bellesue, Maodan, Jiarine, Conquerer of Reim Gespry, Queatus, Gidion Obvious paths: north, northeast, southeast, west, northwest

Cryheart nods at Trouthe.

Queatus says, "I'm gonna go kill some halflings I guess."

Kothos says, "Close to this tomb."

Gidion laughs!

Eklectic asks, "So, here we have a binch of giant halfling cannibals, and you lot htink we should go home and have a nice night's sleep?"

Gidion nods.

Perigourd says, speaking to Roelon, "We may wish to have Hazelnut with us."

Roelon deeply says, "The scamperin' one will lead the way. Ah will investigate other things fir now."

Gespry melodically says, "Ok, where we going."

Aeith asks, "Where did they say the wounded gigas was being tended to?"

Treeva points north.

Leafiara hoots at Gespry.

Roelon nods at Gespry.

Queatus says, "Be ready with the raisin."

Whirlin twists his head slightly, cracking his neck. He looks relieved.

Gidion grins.

Gidion says, "Ready."

Geijon says, "We need to find this gigas. We have no clear cut way home."

Roelon bows.

Guarrin asks, "Do we know where that talkative gigas is?"

Kippe nods at Meliyara.

Hazelnut just arrived.

Geijon says, "Near a cemetary."

Gespry ponders.

Aeith asks, "I assume the wounded gigas is somewhere in this town, no?"

Perigourd says, "In the woods near the cemetary, I believe."

Gespry nods at Hazelnut.

Mnar says, "Tribia said something about a cemetery."

Kothos nods at Perigourd.

Geijon nods.

Vaemyr says, "There's one to the north."

Lurrah nods at Perigourd.

Cryheart says, "North of here I think."

Kothos says, "I heard that as well."

Cryheart nods at Vaemyr.

Jiarine says, "The cemetary was north."

Hazelnut exclaims, "Ah!  North!"
Hazelnut just went north.

Lurrah says, "So they said."

Conquerer of Reim Gespry's group just went north.

[Cold River, Village Center]

Several timber dwellings encircle a wide, clear space beneath the shadow of an ancient pine tree. The gentle behemoth scrapes at the sky, its vast boughs gravid with white snow. Though the barren earth makes for a poor town green, the pine has showered the area beneath it with a thick carpet of needles, both verdant and brown. You also see a sleek raven that is flying around and a squat shop with a faded gemstone on its sign. Also here: Neovik, Lady Regwen, Lady Nairena, Sir Cryheart, Eclevdra, Mohrgan, Dendum, Gidion, Lord Selfane, Great Lord Lormein, Tabubu, Magister Raelee, Lord Sorlu, Zeminar, Aeith, Trouthe, Sir Guarrin, Lurrah, Lord Randsford, Town Councilor Leafiara, Archeth, Eklectic, Falvicar, Missoni, Lord Bigsword, Dergoatean, Geijon, Perigourd, Kothos, Katiesa, Bellesue, Maodan, Jiarine, Mnar, Conquerer of Reim Gespry, Casinoe Obvious paths: north, east, south, west

Trouthe says, "Saw one to the north westish."

Nairena asks, speaking to Eklectic, "This has been an issue for many years... What harm is it in wanting some rest?"

Conquerer of Reim Gespry's group just went north.

[Cold River, Wooded Walk]

Dense woodland crowds in upon the trail as it meanders away from the heart of town. The branches of snow-draped trees weave together into a dark blanket that is leavened only by the occasional flicker of candlelight from ramshackle dwellings in the woods. The whistle of wind through the branches is an ever-present melody, haunting and cold. Bending gradually toward the northwest past a recessed dwelling, the path cuts under the shadow of a skeletal elm whose branches wait like snatching talons over the walkway. You also see the skull-shaped Casinoe disk, a worn redwood gangplank and a gleaming fireleaf airship. Also here: Neovik, Lady Regwen, Lady Nairena, Sir Cryheart, Eclevdra, Mohrgan, Dendum, Gidion, Lord Selfane, Great Lord Lormein, Tabubu, Magister Raelee, Lord Sorlu, Zeminar, Aeith, Trouthe, Sir Guarrin, Lurrah, Lord Randsford, Town Councilor Leafiara, Archeth, Eklectic, Falvicar, Missoni, Lord Bigsword, Dergoatean, Geijon, Perigourd, Kothos, Katiesa, Bellesue, Maodan, Jiarine, Mnar, Conquerer of Reim Gespry, Casinoe Obvious paths: south, northwest

Leafiara observes her surroundings with a keen eye.

Conquerer of Reim Gespry's group just went northwest.

[Cold River, Cemetery]

Time-worn stone markers breach up from the frigid earth, marking more than a dozen gravesites scattered unevenly across a clearing in the woods. Pine and spruce and elder bend close overhead, as if in mourning, and the woodland is silent, devoid of the cries of bird or beast. A ragged silk ribbon, faded with age, is tied about a low-hanging branch. Its dangling threads whip in the whispering breeze. Also here: Neovik, Lady Regwen, Lady Nairena, Sir Cryheart, Eclevdra, Mohrgan, Dendum, Gidion, Lord Selfane, Great Lord Lormein, Tabubu, Magister Raelee, Lord Sorlu, Zeminar, Aeith, Trouthe, Sir Guarrin, Lurrah, Lord Randsford, Town Councilor Leafiara, Archeth, Eklectic, Falvicar, Missoni, Lord Bigsword, Dergoatean, Geijon, Perigourd, Kothos, Katiesa, Bellesue, Maodan, Jiarine, Mnar, Conquerer of Reim Gespry, Casinoe, Vaemyr, Hazelnut, The Infamous Treeva, The Infamous Melivn Obvious paths: southeast

Treeva says, "It does not."

Vaemyr says, "Wasn't sure where to go from here..."

Kothos says, "Ah."

Leafiara says, "Aha."

Melivn says, speaking to Treeva, "Whos to say it doesnt."

Treeva exclaims, "Raelee would say!"

Leafiara takes a moment to observe a time-worn stone marker.

The ground shakes as great footsteps approach, causing the trees to sway.

Gidion shivers.

Vaemyr blinks.

Jiarine says, "It comes."

Dendum winces.

Dergoatean takes a deep breath.

Missoni tilts her head down.

Neovik gazes in wonder at his surroundings.

Randsford gazes in wonder at his surroundings.

Kothos says, "...here she comes."

Aeith scans her surroundings with the alertness of a seasoned forest warden.

Gespry wobbles, looking a bit faint.

Treeva inquires, speaking to Raelee, "Don't you read halfling?"

Vaemyr says, "Oh hello."

Treeva points at a time-worn stone marker.

Mnar blinks.

Raelee says, speaking to Treeva, "I could."

Leafiara excitedly says, "Oh, now that's what I wanted to hear."

Regwen says, speaking to Katiesa, "Thank ye."

Anhide steps out of the woods, a confused look on her face.  She is incredibly large.

Perigourd bows to Anhide.

Kothos waves to Anhide.

Gespry nods at Hazelnut.

Leafiara takes a moment to observe Anhide.

Mnar tilts his head up.

Tabubu tilts her head back.

Katiesa glances up.

Bigsword gazes up into the heavens.

Eclevdra says, "Hello."

Leafiara lets out a little squeal of delight.

Neovik nods in greeting at Hazelnut.

Mnar weakly says, "'oh."

Casinoe waves to Anhide.

Hazelnut waves to Anhide.

Cryheart glances up.

Leafiara gazes up into the heavens.

Guarrin tilts his head up.

Lurrah nods to Anhide in greeting.

Tabubu cocks her head.

Gidion nods to Anhide in greeting.

Dendum asks, "Oh great...how do you talk to something that tall?"

Leafiara greets, speaking delightedly to Anhide, "Hello!"

Mnar says, "That is, uh... that's a giant."

Guarrin greets, speaking in Giantman to Anhide, something you don't understand.

Treeva tilts her head up.

Vaemyr bows to Anhide.

Dendum yells, "HELLO!"

Tabubu takes a few steps back.

Leafiara muses, "Wait, can she even hear me?"

Kothos says, speaking to Anhide, "Good evening."

Aeith gazes in awe at Anhide.

Perigourd hails, speaking to Anhide, "Good evening." Leafiara yells, "Hello up there!"

Missoni tilts her head up.

Raelee says, speaking to Dendum, "... with words."

Gespry glances up.

Gespry squints at Anhide.

Falvicar ponders.

Lurrah smiles at Anhide.

Nairena waves to Anhide.

Jiarine says, "How fascinating."

Gespry melodically says, "She's tall."

Kothos says, speaking to Raelee, "I talk to you with little trouble, I note."

Cryheart says, "Evening."

Kothos grins at Raelee.

Jiarine says, "I bet it hurts when she falls on someone."

Cryheart nods at Anhide.

Anhide sits wearily, looking as if the strain of moving has winded her.  Despite her great size, there is a frailty to her that seems like one borne from long sickness, but it is hard to imagine what could make something this large ill.

Treeva says, speaking reasonably to Jiarine, "Someones plural, surely given the expanse."

Eclevdra says, "Colossal."

Missoni looks at Anhide with concern.

Vaemyr frowns at Anhide.

Casinoe asks, speaking quietly to Anhide, "Are you okay?"

Perigourd takes a moment to observe Anhide.

Jiarine says, speaking to Treeva, "Not it."

Nairena says, "Shes towering. Id hate to see the males."


Falvicar frowns.

Aeith bows to Anhide.

Kothos says, speaking to Anhide, "We heard from Tribia you've been ill."

Gespry nods at Hazelnut.

Dergoatean exclaims, in Giantman, something you don't understand.

Cryheart suddenly pauses, a look of consternation crossing his features as he listens intently.

Gespry says, speaking melodically to Hazelnut, "Do yer thing."

Kothos asks, speaking to Anhide, "Some of us here are healers. Can we aid you?"

Dendum yells, "Greetings large thing!"

Lurrah says, "Please. Let's not overwhelm her."

Selfane asks, "How do you overwhelm that?"

Cryheart says, "She is nae talkative."

Aeith asks, "Can she even understand us?"

Mnar murmurs, "We must be like yapping dogs to her."

Cryheart nods at Mnar.

Eclevdra bows to Anhide.

Vaemyr just nudged Hazelnut.

Lurrah agrees with Mnar.

Gespry melodically says, "What we are all saying is probably gibberish to her."

Aeith agrees with Mnar.

You get the feeling that Ellerel has finished conjuring a portal to Icemule Trace in the Village Center.

Dergoatean says, speaking in Giantman to Mnar, something you don't understand.

Kothos says, speaking to Mnar, "Fair assessment, Fluffy."

Geijon blinks.

Gidion lets out a cheer!

Guarrin nods in agreement at Dergoatean.

Yakushi ponders.

Dergoatean coughs.

Vaemyr says, speaking to Hazelnut, "TALLIVER left this up to you."

Neovik grins.

Missoni glances away.

Dergoatean says, speaking to Mnar, "Or perhaps buzzing flies."

Perigourd offers Anhide a strip of dark spice-crusted bacon.

Gespry melodically says, "Good news, Ellerell was successful."

Kothos nods once.

Gidion applauds.

Hazelnut says, "Yes, ah..."

Perigourd asks, speaking to Anhide, "Perhaps you're hungry?"

Dergoatean turns to Gespry and cheers!

Trouthe bows to Anhide.

Anhide blinks at Perigourd.

Anhide shakes her great head.

Aeith smiles at Perigourd.

Eklectic asks, "You talk of hunger to a cannibal?"

Selfane says, speaking to Hazelnut, "Perhaps if you climb up on her shoulder."

Nairena says, "That girl hasnt missed a meal."

Mnar grins at Kothos.

Dergoatean offers Anhide a stein of spiced ale.

Drazaa takes a moment to observe Anhide.

Perigourd says, speaking to his spice-crusted bacon, "Hans will have at you then."

Geijon glances at Nairena.

Dergoatean exclaims, speaking in Giantman to Anhide, something you don't understand.

Anhide places a hand on her stomach.  She flinches with pain, but there is a performative aspect to it, as if she is trying to convey a meaning with the expression.

Nairena says, speaking to Geijon, "She looks robust."

Leafiara looks thoughtfully at Anhide.

Leafiara rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Aeith ponders.

Cryheart says, "Hmm."

Dendum says, "Hrmm."

Kothos nods at Anhide.

Gespry says, speaking melodically to Hazelnut, "A mute Hazelnut, fails at communicating."

Hazelnut says, "Her body pains her, I think."

Tabubu glances at Anhide and rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Eclevdra says, "Shes famished."

Raelee settles her gaze on Anhide, watching her intently.

Guarrin nods understandingly at Anhide.

Vaemyr nods at Hazelnut.

Eklectic says, "A robust cannibal..."

Kothos asks, "Is it worse when you eat?"

Nairena grins at Geijon.

Vaemyr ponders.

Perigourd looks thoughtfully at Anhide.

Dendum says, "We need to get this thing...a barrel of mint leaves..."

Perigourd punches himself right in the gut!

Dendum says, "Maybe two barrels."

Drazaa looks at Anhide with concern.

Perigourd cocks his head at Anhide.

(Jiarine gestures to the ground.)

You bite your lip.

Jiarine asks, speaking to Anhide, "Sit?"

Aeith says, "I can't tell if that means she is hungry, or in some kind of deeper pain."

Hazelnut says, "Some of the giant clans I stayed with communicated with graven images.  Especially fire giants.  They like burning pictures into everything.  Very playful when you get around to--"

Lurrah says, "They did say they were cannibals."

Hazelnut coughs.

Nairena says, "Im trying to behave myself."

Eclevdra's face turns slightly pale.

Hazelnut says, "I, ah... anyway."

Lurrah says, "Someone step up."

Neovik grins.

Jiarine says, "Go for it."

Jiarine smirks.

Falvicar gazes in amusement at Hazelnut.

Gespry nods at Hazelnut.

Guarrin raises an eyebrow.

You smile at Hazelnut.

Mnar leans back.

Geijon is admiring himself again.

Nairena shakes her head.

Perigourd grins at Kothos.

Kothos grins at Perigourd.

Dergoatean shrugs.

Lurrah shows Anhide her leather choker.

Aeith says, "We can draw in the snow."

Aeith says, "Perhaps to convey... something. Not that I know what to try and convey."

Lurrah gazes in awe at Anhide.

Mnar asks, "Pantomime, perhaps?"

Geijon sighs.

Eclevdra asks, "Where to get her no-cursed food?"

Dergoatean says, speaking to Aeith, "It would be nice to communicate that we're here to help."

Gespry suddenly pauses, a look of consternation crossing his features as he listens intently.

Lurrah takes a deep breath, blinking a couple of times before resuming a calm expression.

Geijon shows Anhide his rune-scribed maul.

Randsford says, speaking in Giantman to Anhide, something you don't understand.

Hazelnut grabs a branch and begins drawing an image of a stick figure in the dirt and points to the gigas woman.

Leafiara ponders.

Geijon asks, "Who has food?"

Vaemyr nods at Hazelnut.

Katiesa takes a drink from her Elanthian coffee.

Kothos nods at Anhide.

Tabubu glances at Dendum.

Anhide gestures to the stick figure, then points to the graves around her.

Drazaa glances between Anhide and Hazelnut.

Eclevdra asks, "Is the portal 2-way?"

Geijon nods.

Perigourd furrows his brow.

Tabubu quietly says, "Dendum brought food."

Leafiara grins.

Dendum says, "Err."

Falvicar shrugs at Nairena.

Mnar shrugs.

Missoni offers Anhide a fried flounder fishcake.

Drazaa squints at a time-worn stone marker.

Dendum says, "Not for THAT."

Eclevdra lets out a cheer!

Missoni nods encouragingly at Anhide.

Anhide uses one fingernail to carve an answering image, that of a stick figure lying prone.

Selfane asks, "All the stick figures are visiting their dead relatives?"

Selfane ponders.

Anhide taps herself on the chest.

Leafiara ponders.

Mnar leans forward.

Perigourd says, "That makes it sound as if she's a lone survivor.."

Geijon points at Anhide.

Perigourd furrows his brow.

Geijon points at himself.

Geijon shudders.

Drazaa asks, speaking to Anhide, "They are all dead now?"

Vaemyr nods at Anhide.

Missoni tilts her head down.

Lurrah nods at Anhide.

Anhide points to the northeast.

Missoni frowns.

Drazaa glances northeast.

Cryheart glances nervously around the area.

Dendum informs, speaking to Tabubu, ""That thing could eat three roltons and still be hungry...Dendum brought enough to fit in a basket!"

Anhide says, "Greft."

Eclevdra nods at Anhide.

Anhide points at herself.

Katiesa glances dubiously around the area.

Cryheart asks, "Greft?"

Vaemyr nods at Anhide.

Kothos says, speaking quietly to Anhide, "I'm sorr. Not that you understand me, but still."

Nairena hugs Falvicar, who wraps her in a warm embrace.

Missoni murmurs, "Greft."

Vaemyr says, "Angreft."

Leafiara asks, "Angargreft?"

Anhide says, "Greft."

Vaemyr nods at Leafiara.

Geijon says, speaking to Anhide, "Zerroth."

Eclevdra says, "Ne."

Cryheart nods.

Falvicar whispers something to Nairena.

Nairena whispers, "Im logging to eat. starving."

Aeith tilts her head toward Anhide, examining her intently as the tip of one ear twitches briefly.

Vaemyr says, speaking to Leafiara, "That."

Kothos says, "Greft, does that mean...dead."

Tabubu quietly says, "Grief."

Anhide's eyes widen.

Kothos says, "The tomb."

Guarrin takes a moment to observe Anhide.

Leafiara ponders.

Mnar asks, "Greft! It's their word for tomb?"

Anhide says, speaking to Geijon, "Zerroth.  Angargreft." 
Anhide nods.

Eclevdra's face turns slightly pale.

Kothos nods at Mnar.


Leafiara nods slowly.

Geijon nods at Anhide.

Anhide points northeast.

Katiesa takes a drink from her Elanthian coffee.

Vaemyr nods at Anhide.

Cryheart nods at Anhide.

Geijon hugs Anhide.

Nairena grins at Falvicar.

Guarrin grits his teeth.

Roblar nods.

Perigourd furrows his brow.

Hazelnut points at a time-worn stone marker.

Mohrgan gazes with interest at Anhide.

Nairena hugs Falvicar, who wraps her in a warm embrace.

Lurrah smiles quietly to herself.

Nairena says, "Thanks."

Falvicar gives Nairena a friendly hug.

Hazelnut asks, speaking to Anhide, "Greft?  That's a greft?"

Missoni frowns.

Kothos says, "Angargreft. Some of the of tomb, of the dead."

Anhide points at a time-worn stone marker.
Anhide says, "Greft."

Geijon shows Anhide his rune-scribed maul.

Anhide points northeast.
Anhide says, "Greft."

(Mnar gestures at the worn gravestones all around, then speaks up to Anhide, "Greft!")

Anhide nods at Mnar.

Anhide nods at Hazelnut.

Lurrah says, "He's in the tomb."

Vaemyr says, "Greft is a grave, Angargreft is probably something like great tomb."

Drazaa passes a hand over his sun-bronzed, coppery face.

Regwen glances northeast.

Kothos asks, "Angar?"

You give Nairena a friendly hug.

Teaberry says, "What does Angar mean, I wonder..."

Aeith whispers to the group, "What does the marker say? I cannot read halfling."

Perigourd says, speaking to Hazelnut, "We need to know if there may be a way in that she knows of."

Katiesa takes a drink from her Elanthian coffee.

Lurrah clarifies, "Zerroth is in the tomb up the road.."

Anhide looks wearied by the exchange.  Her eyes seem sluggish, and she appears to be having trouble keeping her head up.

(OOC) Dergoatean's player whispers to the group, "Looks like greft is old norse for ditch/trench."

Leafiara frowns.

Roblar nods at Mohrgan.

Katiesa takes a few graceful steps backward.

You glance north.

Cryheart says, "She appears to be sleepy."

Cryheart glances at Anhide.

Roblar carefully surveys his surroundings.

Kothos gazes fondly at Anhide.

Katiesa takes a drink from her Elanthian coffee.

Geijon nods at Anhide.

Mnar scratches his head.

Kothos asks, speaking to Anhide, "Can you show us?" He gestures at the crowd with his runestaff, and then points to the northeast. "Greft?"

Anhide begins a complex series of gestures.  She touches her chest, then points to the markers around.  Then, as if trying to convey duality, she points to the skies and spreads her arms, repeating the two gestures several times.

Geijon lets out a massive roar as he shakes his fists in the air.

Kothos nods at Anhide.

Lurrah tilts her head up.

Mnar furrows his brow.

Geijon agrees with Anhide.

Geijon points north.

Mnar asks, "...big greft?"

Mnar scratches his head.

Selfane asks, "Or holy greft?"

Hazelnut says, "She... I think she may be conveying that she is dying."

Mnar says, "Ah."


Mnar nods at Selfane.

Leafiara frowns.

Casinoe frowns.

Missoni agrees with Hazelnut.

Vaemyr nods at Hazelnut.

Aeith frowns.

Dendum nods at Hazelnut.

Regwen blinks.

Missoni glances about with a look of concern on her face.

Gespry nods slowly.

Dendum says, "Yes this is so."

Falvicar nods at Hazelnut.

Vaemyr says, speaking to Hazelnut, "I think... not just her."

Kothos asks, "Are the wyrms harbingers, for them?"

Regwen looks at Anhide with concern.

Missoni says, "The wyrms are killing them? Or..."

Geijon says, "You all answer well."

Geijon nods.

Illumiada just arrived.

Missoni furrows her brow.

Leafiara says, "Hmm, she doesn't look especially old, but maybe they age differently..."

Leafiara ponders.

Lurrah asks, speaking to Anhide, "Anhide go greft?"

Illumiada gives Casinoe a warm buss on the lips.

Aeith quietly says, "Is there... anything we can do to help? Surely we have healers or magics that can do something."

Casinoe gives Illumiada a warm buss on the lips.

(OOC) Dergoatean's player whispers to the group, "Seems Angar is related to "sweet odor" or "to emit odor" in old norse..."


Vaemyr says, speaking to Leafiara, "Or what Zebas is doing to Zerroth is affecting them all."

Vaemyr says, speaking to Leafiara, "Similar to a blood curse."

Leafiara looks thoughtfully at Vaemyr.

Leafiara says, speaking understandingly to Vaemyr, "Ahhh."

Perigourd ponders.

Missoni asks, speaking to Vaemyr, "The sphere is killing them, maybe?"

Anhide looks about in mild frustration.  She points to the first stick figure that Hazelnut drew, and then the second.  She draws what appears to be wings on the second figure.

Ycelacie embarrassedly asks, "Is there anyone who can heal?"

Tabubu takes a few steps back.

Jiarine asks, "Bats?"

Vaemyr blinks.

Ycelacie says, "Thanks."

[Anhide]] draws a line from the prone figure to the standing, winged one.

Illumiada nods at Ycelacie.

Teaberry asks, "Wyrms?"

(OOC) Dergoatean's player whispers to the group, "I'm just googling/wiktionarying, so if you have actual experience with the language, I would defer!"

Anhide shakes her head.

Geijon says, "Death."

Ycelacie curiously asks, "Has anyone not seen it?"

Illumiada asks, "Worms?"

Anhide loudly says, "Disir."

Guarrin raises an eyebrow.

Ycelacie points at Selfane.

Missoni tilts her head down.

Ycelacie points southeast.

Vaemyr blinks.

Anhide touches the winged figure once more.

Cryheart nods.

Anhide says, "Disir."

Geijon peers quizzically at Anhide.

Dendum asks, "De..seer?"

Missoni muses, "Disir."

Selfane asks, "I haven't seen, things?"

Gespry melodically says, "Flying things.."

Vaemyr asks, "Disir did this to her?"

Selfane says, "Oh I get it."

Selfane grins.

Cryheart says, "Disir is the flyng think."

Leafiara scratches her head.

Ycelacie blinks.

Geijon nods at Anhide.

Anhide touches herself on the chest.

Cryheart says, "Thing."

Lurrah says, "Like we saw flying in."

Mnar tilts his head up.

Geijon points northeast.

Anhide asks, "Greft?  Disir?"

Lurrah ponders.

Anhide shrugs.


(Vaemyr points at the "Disir" and points at Anhide.)

(OOC) Kothos's player whispers to the group, "In the old legends, Anger/Angarboda was Loki's ogress wife, and mother to Fenris, the Midgard Serpent, and Hel, Mistress of the Underworld."

Aeith acts puzzled.

Perigourd says, "Death, I think."

Leafiara repeats, "Disir..."

Leafiara nods slowly.

Vaemyr ponders.

Maodan rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Anhide cocks her head at Vaemyr.

Geijon points at a time-worn stone marker.

Illumiada whispers something to Casinoe.

Missoni asks, "Will she become a Disir?"

Anhide holds up her hand and tilts it side to side in a so-so gesture.

Gespry melodically asks, "Greft become Disir?"

Maodan says, "Perhaps she belie.."

Illumiada appears to be struggling to keep a straight face as she glances at Casinoe.

(OOC) Kothos's player whispers to the group, "And her name roughly meant the bringer of woe."

Maodan nods at Missoni.

Leafiara flaps her arms wildly.

Maodan points at Missoni.

Vaemyr nods at Anhide.

Missoni says, "One of these... flying..."

Anhide asks, "Greft?  Disir?"

Dendum asks, speaking loudly to Anhide, ""Disir in Greft?"

Perigourd asks, speaking to Anhide, "Disir Zerroth?"


Anhide shakes her head as if she does not know the answer.

Drazaa scans his surroundings with the alertness of a seasoned scout.

Missoni asks, speaking to Anhide, "Greft, then Disir?"

Mnar scratches his head.

Dendum glances at Hazelnut.

Geijon shrugs at Anhide.

Geijon points northeast.

Missoni bites her lip.

Geijon points at a time-worn stone marker.

Hazelnut says, "I can't be sure, but... I think you're right."
Hazelnut says, "There's some sort of... duality there."

Geijon frowns.

Casinoe grins at Illumiada.

Perigourd furrows his brow.

Maodan says, "Dead, but not."

Hazelnut asks, "A choice: death, or... disir?"

Perigourd says, "Undead."

Gespry melodically says, "A change of sorts."

Illumiada starts chortling.

Missoni nods slowly.

Dendum blinks.

Leafiara nods understandingly.

Vaemyr says, speaking to Hazelnut, "I think they may be turning into disir, or they die."

Dendum remarks, speaking to Hazelnut, ""Are they being changed?"

Mnar asks, "Greft," he pauses and points up at the sky, "Disir?"

Vaemyr says, speaking to Hazelnut, "A blood curse of some sort."


Furrowing his brow in thought, Guarrin strokes absently at his greased neatly trimmed, full beard.

Vaemyr frowns.

Jiarine says, "Her sickness could be the start of the change."

Missoni takes a large bite out of her fishcake.

Katiesa murmurs, "Metamorphsis."

Lurrah says, "It's not as if we don't know of the undead."

Mnar takes a deep breath, blinking a couple of times before resuming a calm expression.

Dendum remarks, speaking to Hazelnut, ""You have squigly line to draw for change?"

Gespry nods slowly.

Kothos says, "True, Lurrah, that's what I was just thinking."

Anhide concentrates very hard, clenching one fist.  She touches her chest again, saying, "Disir" as if she desires the word more than anything else in the world.

Leafiara glances at Anhide and rubs her chin thoughtfully.

Anhide closes her eyes for a moment.

Perigourd frowns.

Anhide pleadingly says, "Disir."

Jiarine asks, "To live?"

Leafiara ponders.

Selfane says, "Ahh, it must be the word for Mead."

Kothos says, "Our undead become a varied assembly of monsters..."

Mohrgan nods.

Kothos says, "Theirs must, too."

Gespry melodically says, "She is disir, and doesn't want what the Greft will do to her and chage her into a Disir."

Selfane says, "Giants love their drink."

Gespry melodically says, "Gigas."

Missoni says, speaking to Anhide, "You want..."

Gespry melodically says, "Whatever.."

Anhide nods at Gespry.

Missoni frowns.

Anhide touches one finger to her lips.

Selfane says, "Those too maybe."

Anhide says, "Gigas."

Maodan asks, "It sounds as though it's some sort of..ascension to another state?"

Mohrgan softly says, "A choice...or...a possibility? She prefers one to the other..."

Gespry nods.

Vaemyr ponders.

Anhide says, "Greft."
Anhide shivers in fear.

Kothos says, "...the miscere'golab flew."

Anhide says, "Disir."
Anhide lets out a sigh of relief.

Mohrgan nods understandingly at Anhide.

Anhide's face lights up with joy.

Leafiara says, "Ahhh."

Kothos says, "And it was made of what was formerly alive."

Mnar nods.

Gespry melodically says, "The Greft is where it happens."

Aeith nods.

Hazelnut says, speaking to Gespry, "I think that may be too specific."

Mnar says, "Two possible outcomes, then. The grave and this disir possibility."

Leafiara points at Mnar.

Leafiara adopts an agreeable expression.

Gespry ponders.

Kothos says, "Perhaps the lich is building something here, out of the dead."

Dendum nods at Mnar.

Mohrgan slowly reasons, "How does one avoid the..."Greft" and instead achieve the..."Disir?"."

Hazelnut says, "I think she's saying that when she dies, one of two things might happen."

Missoni says, speaking to Anhide, "You want disir, and no greth."

Vaemyr nods at Hazelnut.

Gespry nods at Hazelnut.

Hazelnut says, "A death, or... rising again."

Eclevdra says, "That'd make sense."

Kothos says, "Lord Zerroth was the method of harnessing that fell thing."

Missoni lightly drums her fingers on her leg.

Anhide raises her fingers and begins counting down from five to one.

Katiesa says, "L."

Vaemyr ponders.

Katiesa coughs.

Anhide shivers in fear.

Guarrin raises an eyebrow in Kothos's direction.

Gespry melodically says, "And in the rising, she would become a Disir.. an undead winged gigas..of sorts.."

Roblar nods approvingly.

Aeith asks, "Fear of Greft, and relief or happiness with Desir?"

Missoni looks at Anhide with concern.

Hazelnut says, speaking to Anhide, "The time is coming, I think she is saying."

Leafiara ponders.

Kothos nods slowly at Anhide.

Hazelnut says, "I just don't know how we can help."

Casinoe nods.

Cryheart nods at Hazelnut.

Guarrin asks, speaking to Kothos, "...lord?"

Eclevdra nods.

Sorlu looks thoughtfully at Anhide.

Casinoe grins at Illumiada.

Illumiada says, speaking gently to Casinoe, "You got there."

Illumiada gives Casinoe a gentle pat.

Casinoe says, speaking quietly to Illumiada, "Took me a bit."

Archeth leans on her runestaff.

Kothos gives a sidelong glance at Guarrin.

Illumiada adopts an agreeable expression.

Illumiada begins chortling at Casinoe.

Anhide lays back, as if it is taking too much strength for her to keep upright.

Casinoe blushes a nice shade of rosy pink.

Illumiada appears to be struggling to keep a straight face as she glances at Casinoe.

Guarrin narrows his eyes.


Dendum faces Anhide, closes his eyes and begins chanting. A small spark leaps from Dendum's fingers... but little else happens.

(Vaemyr begins drawning another picture, of a small house with a circle around it. Then points to it, then to Anhide and back.)

Perigourd cocks his head at Missoni.

Vaemyr asks, speaking to Anhide, "Enter?"

Maodan walks toward Anhide.

Casinoe starts chortling.

Maodan kneels down.

Sorlu removes an ancient white stone tablet from in his threadbare cloak.
Hazelnut asks, "Does anyone know any Lorminstran prayers?"

Lurrah glances at Sorlu.

Alastir says, "I believe I know one involving gems."

Leafiara says, "Would she even want them? I wonder if she knows of the Arkati here..."

Leafiara ponders.

Eclevdra says, "I got a bad feeling I might be an unnecessary traveller here very soon."

Alastir says, "It involves dropping a pile of them and then praying."

Eclevdra smirks.

Anhide says, "Gigas."

Sorlu brushes his fingers lightly against his white stone tablet.

Anhide spreads her arms out wide.

Dendum kneels down and begins to recite prayers.

Leafiara takes a moment to observe Anhide.

Mnar leans back.

Dendum stands up.

You shiver.

Lurrah says, speaking to Leafiara, "She didn't respond to me showing her my symbol of V'tull."

Roblar deeply asks, "Didn't da mayor come wid us?"

Leafiara nods slowly at Lurrah.

Leafiara says, speaking to Roblar, "He went to speak with Tribia."

Mohrgan says, speaking to Roblar, "Stayed with his...er...distant cousin, to chat."

Eclevdra taps a dark vaalin Fash'lo'nae symbol that he is wearing.

Gespry melodically says, "He probably went off to speak to his long-lost-cousin."

Casinoe grins at Illumiada.

Eclevdra rubs his Fash'lo'nae bracers.

Cryheart asks, "Gigas are all over?"

Roblar nods at Leafiara.

Perigourd furrows his brow.

Eclevdra twists his head slightly, cracking his neck. He looks relieved.

Anhide says, "Gigas."
Anhide touches one finger to her lips.

Cryheart rubs his chin thoughtfully.

Eclevdra nods at Anhide.

Gespry nods slowly at Anhide.

Casinoe offers Illumiada a sapphire studded mithril flask.

Dendum says, speaking to Anhide, ""May you find release from never ending struggle of life."

Lurrah says, "However she knows Zerroth is here and, well.. that should mean she is familiar."

Hazelnut says, "I think she is afraid to be alone, at the end of it."

Illumiada accepts Casinoe's studded mithril flask.

Cryheart nods at Hazelnut.

Leafiara nods understandingly.

Illumiada frowns at Casinoe.

Dendum touches Anhide.

Leafiara hoots at Jaysehn.

Vaemyr nods at Jaysehn.

Roblar nods.

Guarrin nods once at Hazelnut.

Vaemyr points at Anhide.

Jaysehn raises an eyebrow.

Hazelnut nods at Dendum.

Eclevdra says, speaking to Hazelnut, "Truth."

Anhide closes her eyes for a moment.

Missoni asks, speaking to Anhide, "We," she taps her own chest. "Help Disir?"

Jaysehn asks, speaking to Vaemyr, "You called?"

Vaemyr says, speaking to Jaysehn, "She is saying Greft or Disir, she's dying, and one is death the other is... well not."

Illumiada appears to be struggling to keep a straight face as she glances at Casinoe.

Dendum hums a seemingly random tune.

Anhide's breathing begins to slow.  It is obvious that every inhalation causes her pain, however hale she looks from the outside.

Vaemyr says, speaking to Jaysehn, "Was hoping perhaps... Voln could help."

Jaysehn glances at Anhide.

Leafiara looks thoughtfully at Anhide.

Jaysehn nods slowly.

A pained expression crosses Missoni's face.

Anhide weakly says, "Hilp.  Disir."

Eclevdra says, "I hate when Roblar leaves."

Leafiara furrows her brow.

Eclevdra frowns.

Dendum hums a seemingly random tune.

Perigourd gently pulls a single prayer bead through his fingers.

Kothos nods at Anhide.

Jiarine announces, "If she falls you might want to move back."

Missoni kneels before Anhide.

Kothos says, speaking to Anhide, "We will stay with you."

Mohrgan frowns.

Lurrah asks, "Yes, but who could even have enough fortitude to heal her?"

Jaysehn asks, speaking to Anhide, "You seek release then? To walk the roads of your people into the next?"

Vaemyr glances at Anhide.

Aeith grabs an ornate Imaera statuette from a small pocket inside of her moss-lined greatcloak.

Gespry melodically says, "If she dies..and its peacful. then we should bury her as a gigas."

Casinoe asks, speaking quietly to Anhide, "Do you want to go to the angargreft?"

Casinoe accepts Illumiada's studded mithril flask.

Missoni agrees with Kothos.

Historian Darcena stalks in, framed by a shifting, sourceless silver glow.

Raelee settles her gaze on Anhide, watching her intently.

Vaemyr asks, speaking to Anhide, "Give Disir... Greft?"

Mnar says, speaking to Jaysehn, "She doesn't speak common."

Falvicar ponders.

Jaysehn nods.

Kothos says, speaking to Anhide, "We can keep you from..."

Anhide closes her eyes again, and this time they stay closed.  A tear gathers in the corner of one of her eyes.

Gespry melodically says, "Greft sounds like death."

Jaysehn says, "Then....I wil use my best judgement."

Dendum touches Anhide.

Gespry nods at Anhide.

Anhide says, "Di... sir."

Jaysehn kneels down.

Leafiara lets out a long, contemplative breath.

Dendum remarks, speaking to Anhide, ""Goodbye great big thing."

Perigourd raises his emerald prayerbeads adoringly to his lips.

Missoni says, speaking gently to Anhide, "Disir."

Maodan frowns.

Sorlu shrugs.

Sorlu put an ancient white stone tablet in his threadbare cloak.

Archeth closes her eyes for a moment.

Sorlu just closed a threadbare cloak crawling with vibrant green mulefoot fungus.

Gespry melodically says, "Disir greft, gigas peace."

Jaysehn sprinkles some holy oil from his vial onto Anhide.

Leafiara agrees, speaking to Missoni, "Disir."

Kothos says, speaking to Anhide, "That." He moves his arms as she did, nodding at the distressed Gigas. "We'll try to help."

Maodan closes his eyes for a moment.

A thick fog-hued mist rolls through the area.

Katiesa encourages, speaking softly to Anhide, "Disir."

Cryheart asks, "Dead pits?"

Missoni frowns.

Archeth's iron manacle glows black as it shifts against her flesh.

Jaysehn nods at Vaemyr.

Guarrin slowly empties his lungs.

Lurrah says, "Yes, repeating the word for death is a true comfort."

As the gigas woman's breathing becomes an uneven thing, a strange golden radiance builds at her fingertips, wicking up her arms as it gains in brilliance.  Like flame, the light burns across her flesh, becoming almost too bright to look upon, and then... she is gone.


Aeith recites quietly:

   "'May Imaera guide you, shape your flesh and bone in renewed healing. May she grant the golden spark of life. May you still have growth, like a field in the spring. If your time of harvest comes, may it be gentle and your return to the earth that of peace"

Jaysehn blinks.

Kuiu sighs.

Dergoatean gasps.

Jaysehn glances around the area.

Perigourd casually observes his surroundings.

Dendum bows.

Kuiu says, in Elven, "Be well..."

Gespry nods understandingly.

Dergoatean says, "Just... gone."

Mnar tilts his head up.

Mohrgan blinks.

Falvicar nods once.

Raelee cocks her head.

Bigsword ponders.

Aeith slowly empties her lungs.

Missoni blinks.

Mnar scratches his head.

Jaysehn says, "I....do not sense undeath nearby."

Vaemyr sighs.

Cryheart says, "Death release."

Casinoe gazes up into the heavens.

Falvicar carefully hangs his rolaren sword symbol around his neck, adjusting the pendant so that it hangs properly.

Raelee quietly remarks, "... fascinating process."

Aeith tucks an ornate Imaera statuette into a small pocket inside of her moss-lined greatcloak.

Leafiara curiously says, "Fascinating."

Vaemyr nods at Jaysehn.

Kothos says, "...we should be wary, though."

Leafiara agrees with Raelee.

Perigourd hangs some mottled emerald prayerbeads around his neck.

Eclevdra says, "By the Grandfather himself."

For a moment, a strange warmth fills the air, and you hear the rustling of great wings.

Mnar says, "She seemed to recognize Zerroth's name, but not much else."

Mohrgan tilts his head up.

Bigsword blinks.

Kothos nods once.

Geijon sighs.

Jaysehn glances up.

Casinoe quietly says, "Oh no."

Leafiara says, "I'm guessing she made it--"

Jiarine tilts her head up.

Archeth glances up.

Perigourd tilts his head up.

Maodan gazes up into the heavens.

Cryheart says, "She has become a Disir."

Leafiara glances appraisingly up.

Illumiada gazes up into the heavens.

Leafiara interestedly says, "Hm."

Falvicar gazes up into the sky.

Vaemyr glances up.

The voice of Anhide says, "Thank you, small ones."

Gespry nods slowly.

(Missoni touches the ground where the woman once rested.)

You gaze up into the heavens.

Illumiada says, speaking suspiciously to Casinoe, "What'd you do."

Missoni blinks.

Darcena gently rests her hand on Guarrin's shoulder.

Leafiara gasps.

Neovik grins.

Bigsword says, "Wow."

Gespry melodically says, "Rest in peace."

Dendum waves.

Falvicar's eyes scan the heavens.

Dergoatean says, "May you find peace, Anhide."

Eclevdra says, "She made it through."

Kothos says, "You have our thanks, as well."

Casinoe says, speaking quietly to Illumiada, "What i always do."

Maodan grins.

Casinoe shrugs at Illumiada.

Eclevdra lets out a cheer!

Mnar yells, "Wait! Tell us about Zerroth!"

Selfane raises an eyebrow.

Leafiara pleasedly says, "Oh, that's amazing, she understands us now."

Illumiada says, speaking sadly to Casinoe, "Scare off the ladies."

Casinoe agrees with Illumiada.

Kothos says, "For letting us be your guardians."

Mohrgan quietly says, "Walk safely the paths of the Night."

Hazelnut points at Mnar.

Mohrgan glances meaningfully at Katiesa.

Missoni agrees with Kothos.

Hazelnut exclaims, "What he said!"

Eclevdra kneels down.

Vaemyr says, "If... before you go, you could help us."

Guarrin furrows his brow.

Eclevdra continues to beseech the gods for mercy and guidance.

Kothos smiles at Mohrgan.

Gespry begins chuckling at Hazelnut!

Eclevdra stands up.

Regwen says, speaking to Mohrgan, "Almost Ronan's hour."

Neovik snickers at Hazelnut.

Regwen nods at Katiesa.

Gespry says, speaking melodically to Hazelnut, "Yer slipping."

Hazelnut says, "We... ah... we don't know much about your kind, and we could really use the help right now."

Eclevdra says, speaking to Hazelnut, "In for what little that is worth."

Lurrah impatiently says, "There is nothing we need to know about Zerroth except they once brought his body here."

Aeith's concentration shifts and becomes more focused as she slightly tilts an ear in a particular direction.

A faint sigh fills the air, and honeyed light builds in the woods nearby.

Eclevdra smiles wryly.

Lurrah glances northeast.

Illumiada blinks.

Leafiara observes her surroundings with a keen eye.

Gespry narrows his eyes.

Cryheart says, "Hmmm...honey light."

Guarrin slowly empties his lungs.

(Regwen gazes at the woods.)

Sorlu glances suspiciously around the area.

Illumiada says, speaking to Casinoe, "I feel it's better to be prepared."

Casinoe agrees with Illumiada.

Illumiada quickly ducks behind Casinoe.

Casinoe moves to stand in front of Illumiada.

(Opalina squints into the woods trying to see better.)

Aeith places a hand over her heart.

Mohrgan gazes out.

Casinoe grins at Illumiada.

Illumiada giggles at Casinoe.

Dendum remarks, speaking to Raelee, ""Truly was wondering how they would bury or burn such a body...this makes more sense."

Lurrah folds her hands behind her back.

Gespry asks, speaking melodically to Hazelnut, "What now master chronicler?"

Guarrin nods in agreement at Darcena.

Mnar slowly empties his lungs.

Raelee nods at Dendum.

Cryheart says, "The forest is easterly."

Ycelacie says, "I have been."

Dergoatean asks, "Find the angargreft?"

Aeith quietly asks, "Should we leave something? As a marker for her passing here?"

Perigourd says, speaking to Dergoatean, "So it would seem."

Ycelacie says, "So have a few."

Leafiara glances at a time-worn stone marker. Cryheart says, "Angargreft is farther north."

Kuiu asks, in Elven, "What is written on the marker?"

Kuiu coughs.

Kothos glances at a time-worn stone marker.

Kuiu asks, "What is written on the marker?"

The voice of Anhide softly says, "I do not mean to seem ungrateful, but..."

Jaysehn says, "There are dead in the northern forest. I can feel them from here."

Darcena says, "We don't need markers. Our spirit goes on."

Leafiara says, speaking to Kuiu, "Some language I don't know..."

Kothos says, "It's all right."

Cryheart inclines his ear, listening intently.

Missoni cocks her head.

Darcena says, "Perhaps it is the same here."

Darcena nods at Aeith.

The voice of Anhide says, "Even now, the cares of the mortal world slip away from me."

Dendum scans his surroundings with the alertness of a seasoned scout.

Kothos says, "You should go on your journey."

Mohrgan tilts his head up.

Maodan scans the ground and his immediate surroundings.

Eclevdra says, "You did what you and all needed."

Guarrin nods understandingly.

Leafiara agrees, "Oh, I can understand that. Be well and go on in peace."

Mnar inclines his ear, listening intently.

Leafiara grins.

Vaemyr says, "We'll find another way..."

Aeith nods slowly. Vaemyr says, "Rest well."

Gespry inclines his ear, listening intently.

Guarrin says, "The lady waits on you, it seems."

Kuiu nods at Leafiara.

Kothos smiles at Guarrin.

Darcena suggests, speaking quickly to Guarrin, "She should learn to keep waiting."

Dendum exclaims, "Sing Songs in the Sky!"

Kothos says, "Go to your rest."

Darcena folds her arms over her chest.

Dendum raises his fist defiantly.

Missoni says, "I am glad we could...help."

Darcena mutters, "It's good practice for her."

Dergoatean says, "If there's anything you wish us to know, or wish us to do, speak it. But if not, we understand that you will be on your way."

Mnar nods at Dergoatean.

Skeins of light from the aurora drift toward the ground, slowly weaving themselves into a feminine form.

Leafiara furrows her brow.

Mnar suggests, "Especially about Zerroth..."

Eclevdra asks, "Whats this?"

Aeith blinks.

Eclevdra smiles.

Cryheart blinks.

Regwen gives a short little hum of surprise.

Mohrgan raises an eyebrow.

Neovik gazes in wonder at his surroundings.

Katiesa cocks her head.

Kothos smiles.


Cryheart gazes up into the heavens.

Jiarine observes, "Fascinating."

Kothos softly murmurs, "Beautiful."

Cryheart says, "Aye."

Leafiara considers, "As cold as it is here, I'm really starting to like this place."

Aeith smiles at Leafiara.

Falvicar ponders.

Aeith gazes up into the sky.

Jiarine says, "Until you are eaten by a rabid halfling."

Kothos says, "...I do wonder about the bolts, in the sky...the red, the blue..."

Kothos glances at Raelee.

Raelee offers, speaking to Leafiara, "Some time ago I made a point to learn how to not be cold. It is useful."

Katiesa murmurs, "So far, I understand why this disir seems the better option."

Kothos asks, speaking to Raelee, "Do you know what they are?"

Leafiara grins wryly at Raelee.

Dergoatean agrees with Katiesa.

Raelee says, speaking to Kothos, "Not immediately."

Missoni agrees with Katiesa.

Anhide closes her eyes for a moment.

Perigourd glances appraisingly at Anhide.

Casinoe nods at Illumiada.

Dergoatean says, speaking to Katiesa, "I thought it was just those nasty flying things."

Leafiara agrees, speaking to Raelee, "Definitely a project for me to work on now too."

Cryheart glances at Anhide.

Kothos gazes fondly at Anhide.

Anhide says, "This is strange and new to me."

Leafiara looks thoughtfully at Anhide.

Cryheart says, "Interesting."

Aeith's jaw drops.

Cryheart nods at Anhide.

Missoni breathes in slightly.

Geijon waves to Anhide.

Anhide says, "I understand your little chatter as if it were my own thoughts."

Archeth blinks.

Eclevdra exclaims, "A new wonder!"

Eclevdra cackles!

Darcena looks thoughtfully at Anhide.

Casinoe gives Illumiada a warm buss on the lips.

Guarrin squints at Anhide.

Vaemyr bows to Anhide.

Gidion just arrived.

Leafiara marvels, speaking to Anhide, "You look pretty amazing."

Katiesa offers, speaking admiringly to Anhide, "You are a wonder."

Anhide gently says, "And yet I know I cannot tarry here."

Leafiara nods at Anhide.

Gespry nods understandingly at Anhide.

Kothos says, speaking to Anhide, "I tried to speak to you, with my mind, earlier. I wondered if you hears us like that, now."

Cryheart says, "Ye hae transformed."

Geijon peers quizzically at Anhide.

Raelee gazes at Anhide.

Jaysehn says, "Hmm."

Cryheart nods.

You see Anhide the Purifier. She appears to be a Disir.

“She is of great height and has a powerful build. Though her face appears youthful, there is a sense of timelessness to her features. Her eyes are pools of sunlight and her skin is the color of dark gold. Curls of platinum hair frame her visage, the luminous strands suffused with whispered rainbows of shifting hue. She has a proud nose and a firm jaw."

Kothos says, speaking to Anhide, "Like an echo of what was."

Perigourd says, speaking to Anhide, "We seek a way into Angargreft, past the sphere of magic that encompasses it."

Anhide says, "Angargreft screams out in torment, and I am called to serve."

Lurrah says, speaking to Anhide, "We are glad for your release."

Missoni nods understandingly at Anhide.

Jaysehn whispers something to Vaemyr.

Missoni asks, speaking to Anhide, "Can we help more, in any way?"

Treeva appears less confident and fearless.

Cryheart asks, "How do ye serve, if we may ask?"

Dendum inquires, speaking to Anhide, ""What Torments the Greft?"

Vaemyr nods at Jaysehn.

Guarrin asks, speaking to Anhide, "To serve...who?"

Cryheart turns an inquisitive ear toward Anhide.

Missoni furrows her brow.

Kothos asks, speaking to Anhide, "Will you become part of those great arcs of light, in the sky?"

Eclevdra turns an inquisitive ear toward Anhide.

Lurrah paces back and forth.

Anhide cocks her head gently, as if listening to voices you cannot hear.

Falvicar ponders.

Casinoe asks, speaking quietly to Anhide, "Are they calling to you?"

Raelee quietly states, "... I have so many questions..."

Leafiara agrees with Raelee.

Missoni nods in agreement at Raelee.

Vaemyr grins at Raelee.

Mohrgan inquires, speaking respectfully to Anhide, "How may we enter that place, that we may try to calm the screams of torment?"

Aeith says, "I have seen clerics bring the dead back to life, but nothing exactly like this."

Guarrin nods in agreement at Raelee.

Missoni says, speaking to Raelee, "And many more after those are answered I am sure."

Eclevdra says, "Not by a lonshot."

Leafiara muses, speaking to Aeith, "Maybe this is direct intervention from Lorminstra or Gosaena..."

Anhide says, "Among my people, this is a gift given to few."

Kothos nods at Anhide.

Geijon nods at Anhide.


Eclevdra turns an inquisitive ear toward Anhide.

Cryheart turns an inquisitive ear toward Anhide.

Regwen smiles at Anhide.

Leafiara admits, speaking to Aeith, "Though I don't sense their presence at the moment..."

Missoni gazes with interest at Anhide.

Kothos says, speaking to Anhide, "I am glad that you were chosen."

Anhide examines her hands, lifting them up to her face.  She seems overwhelmed with joy.

Leafiara grins at Anhide.

Guarrin nods encouragingly at Anhide. Geijon asks, speaking to Anhide, "What are your people fighting?"

Aeith smiles.

Falvicar ponders.

Mnar nods at Geijon.

Dendum touches Anhide.

You see Anhide the Purifier. She appears to be a Disir. She is of great height and has a powerful build. Though her face appears youthful, there is a sense of timelessness to her features. Her eyes are pools of sunlight and her skin is the color of dark gold. Curls of platinum hair frame her visage, the luminous strands suffused with whispered rainbows of shifting hue. She has a proud nose and a firm jaw. She is wearing some luminous armor. Missoni seems to lose an aura of confidence.

Geijon shows Anhide his rune-scribed maul.

Dendum nods.


Anhide says, "I thought myself doomed to the grave because I was destined not to die in battle.  The sickness in my gut robbed me of that."

Anhide says, "...but perhaps destiny is not what I knew it to be."

Leafiara nods understandingly at Anhide.

Jaysehn says, speaking to Anhide, "Fate decides for us all."

You gaze in awe at Anhide.

Lurrah asks, speaking to Anhide, "How did you fall ill?"

Missoni furrows her brow.

You quietly whisper to Falvicar, "She's amazingly pretty."

Anhide says, "The duty of the disir is to protect the rest of the dead in Angargreft.  We do not know why we are called, but now that I have been, it is like a warhorn in my ear."

Guarrin furrows his brow.

Leafiara looks thoughtfully at Anhide.

Kothos says, speaking to Anhide, "Perhaps battle was not the only gift the disir have need of."

Darcena looks thoughtfully at Anhide.

Kothos smiles.

Missoni nods slowly.

Anhide says, speaking to Lurrah, "How anyone cursed by such frailty falls ill, I suppose.  Gradually, and yet too swiftly."

Eclevdra says, "Service is noble."

Eclevdra turns an inquisitive ear toward Anhide.

Dendum nods at Anhide.

Anhide says, "I am sorry.  This is... overwhelming."

Lurrah nods slowly.

Jiarine asks, speaking to Anhide, "Can I have your armor?"

Hazelnut softly says, "We could go back to stick figures."

Casinoe asks, speaking quietly to Anhide, "Can we find you in the Angargreft? To aid you?"

Leafiara starts chortling.

Mnar stares at Jiarine.

Guarrin begins chuckling at Hazelnut!

Vaemyr begins chuckling at Hazelnut!

Neovik snickers.

Falvicar says, speaking quietly in Sylvankind to Anhide, something you don't understand.

Raelee takes a moment to observe Anhide.

Kothos says, speaking to Anhide, "Do not be sorry. We may not understand, but we are pleased to see your dream become."

Cryheart grins at Hazelnut.

Anhide offers an effervescent laugh that rings through the woods like the tolling of little bells.

Falvicar coughs.

Lurrah says, speaking to Anhide, "So you will protect the dead from... things."

Missoni smiles.

Anhide says, speaking to Kothos, "It is not a dream, but a duty."

Jiarine says, speaking to Mnar, "Really now... you should expect the things I am bound to say."

Kothos nods at Anhide.

Vaemyr asks, speaking to Anhide, "If you may.... we are trying to get past the blood barrier... I believe you also desire this as well as that's where you are being called?"

Falvicar mutters whoops.

Guarrin nods understandingly at Anhide.

Aeith says, "Or protect the dead from becoming undead, perhaps."

Mnar sighs.

Mnar says, speaking to Jiarine, "I'm starting to."

Kothos asks, speaking to Anhide, "With that laugh, and that light in your eyes, you could see why I would say so, hm?"

Lurrah nods at Aeith.

Eclevdra looks over at Kuiu and shakes his head.

Eclevdra shakes his head.

Aeith asks, "Similar to the cause and mission of Voln, in a way?"

Anhide says, "One came among us, mere weeks ago.  A gigas, but I see now that he was something else wrapped up in our flesh."

Kothos nods at Anhide.

Jaysehn frowns.

Kothos says, "A lich."

Jaysehn nods at Kothos.

Guarrin grumbles to himself.

Vaemyr nods at Anhide.

Anhide says, "He told us that he had the power to wake great Zerroth, the chieftain who rose, and left, and fell, and was returned to us."

Eclevdra blinks.

Leafiara furrows her brow.

Mnar blinks.

Gespry's face turns slightly pale.

Kuiu shivers uncontrollably, looking cold and miserable.

Vaemyr frowns.

Kothos asks, "Zerroth is from here, originally?"

Mnar asks, "This... this is Zerroth's homeland?"

Randsford beseeches his deity for some divine assistance.

Vaemyr nods at Mnar.

Missoni blinks.

Kothos points at Mnar.

Anhide nods gravely.

Leafiara nods understandingly.

Dendum blinks.

Guarrin grumbles to himself.

Dendum says, "Ahh."

Anhide says, "He was a great warlord, a leader of gigas."

Perigourd scratches at his beard.

Jaysehn glances at Guarrin.

Kothos nods slowly at Anhide.

Mohrgan frowns.

Lurrah excitedly asks, "W::mna e know this! Now... has he been successful?"

Maodan gulps.

Jaysehn says, "That ...explains his size."

Kothos glances at Guarrin.

Missoni ventures, "And...did he? Wake Zerroth?"

Vaemyr says, speaking to Anhide, "Nothing will end well if he succeeds in that mission... we must stop this."

Dendum says, "It makes sense, these people do know of battle and war....they would know of the V'tull."

Lurrah stares off into space.

Anhide says, "But he was called by his god, and wrapped in a smaller shape in the Berserker's service."

Mohrgan distantly muses, "Fascinating."

Gespry melodically says, "Wake, or wake and possess."

Leafiara agrees with Mohrgan.

Ycelacie asks, "Gigas?"

Lurrah says, speaking to Mnar, "We know this! But,,"

Anhide says, "When he was of no use to the Berserker, a follower of the Serpent returned him to us, broken of mind and cursed with everlasting life."

Cryheart says, "Giants."

Cryheart nods at Ycelacie.

Ycelacie nods.

Missoni gives Perigourd a series of teasing little prods along the spine.

Leafiara looks thoughtfully at Anhide.

Lurrah frowns at Anhide.

Yakushi chuckles.

Missoni nods slightly at Anhide.

Darcena glances at Anhide.

Mohrgan gazes with interest at Anhide.

Mohrgan breathes, "...wow..."

Jaysehn asks, speaking to Guarrin, "An old story, eh?"

Kothos nods slowly.

Kothos says, "Morvule."

Anhide says, "It was his divine blood that the false gigas wanted, and now... that is what this Zeban has."


Mohrgan nods slowly at Kothos.

Guarrin grunts.

Leafiara nods slowly at Anhide.

Perigourd shakes his head.

Missoni inhales sharply, hissing through her teeth.

Aeith frowns.

Vaemyr sighs at Anhide.

Lurrah asks, speaking to Anhide, "But raised again he will certainly return to serve the Berserker, yes?"

Katiesa nods slightly.

Anhide says, "That same blood, now corrupted... it wakes the dead in the pits of Angargreft."

Darcena casually glances at Guarrin.

Jaysehn nods.

Mohrgan haltingly says, "He has...Zerroth's blood..."

Anhide says, "There are a thousand thousand gigas there, and I think he seeks to raise them all."

Mnar frowns.

Lurrah frowns.

Aeith shudders.

Leafiara furrows her brow.

Ycelacie nods.

Jaysehn says, "You can sense the forest crawling with the cursed Suffering."

Aeith quietly says, "That would be bad."

Randsford flinches.

Anhide says, speaking to Lurrah, "I see more clearly now than before that everything has its time."

Mohrgan glumly reasons, "Well, that's...probably..."

Jiarine says, "The Berserker who tried to burn the world into an ash."

Eclevdra says, "We have much work to do it appears."

Jiarine scoffs.

Anhide says, speaking to Lurrah, "Whether Zerroth's has come, I know not."

Guarrin gives a sidelong glance at Darcena.

Jaysehn says, "Undead....made from the blood of Zerroth..."

Lurrah nods slowly at Anhide.

Jaysehn shakes his head.

Missoni asks, speaking to Anhide, "And you must protect your kin?"

Anhide says, "If you stand against Zeban, then we are aligned."

Ycelacie confirms, "There definately are gigas... tattooed ones and then big ones, some look kind of grim."

Mohrgan glances meaningfully at Jaysehn.

Mohrgan nods slowly.

Yakushi shrugs.

Geijon agrees with Anhide.

Ycelacie nods.

Perigourd says, speaking to Anhide, "We do."

Roblar deeply says, "No t'anks."

Vaemyr nods at Anhide.

Missoni nods slightly.

Vaemyr says, "That we do."

Aeith says, speaking to Jaysehn, "GIANT undead, made from the bood of Zerroth."

Kothos says, "The blood of Zerroth, corrupted by the magic of Morvule Thinavael."

Darcena quietly says, "It cannot be left to continue. It could rival Despana's horde if we do not intervene."

Guarrin nods in agreement at Anhide.

Randsford nods in agreement at Anhide.

Roblar deeply says, "Will waits."

Jaysehn nods at Aeith.

Anhide says, "And I will aid you in finding a way into the tomb."

Kothos says, "...in thousands of Gigas."

Vaemyr nods at Darcena.

Leafiara turns to Anhide and cheers!

Missoni nods gratefully at Anhide.

Falvicar nods appreciatively at Anhide.

Mohrgan glances at Anhide.

Dendum remarks, speaking to Darcena, ""Would be a bit taller than legend says of her horde yes?"

Jiarine asks, speaking to Anhide, "This night?"

Anhide says, "I ask one thing in return."

Mohrgan nods once.

Gespry nods at Anhide.

Mnar tilts his head up.

Mohrgan raises an eyebrow in Anhide's direction.

Guarrin raises an eyebrow in Anhide's direction.

Katiesa glances inquiringly at Anhide.

Eclevdra asks, speaking to Roblar, "You've been about, any tales of whats about?"

Yakushi stares off into space.

Yakushi snaps his fingers.

Missoni gazes with interest at Anhide.

Yakushi nods.

Anhide says, "This Zeban carries with him a tablet crafted by my people of old.  It is with this thing that he commands the deathless.  Even the disir cannot stand against its might forever."

Roblar yawns.

Gespry nods understandingly at Anhide.

Leafiara nods understandingly at Anhide.

Vaemyr glances at Sorlu.

Anhide softly says, "I hear it sing.  And... I hear its mate."
Anhide stares at Sorlu.

Gespry grins.

Sorlu nods at Anhide.

Aeith nods understandingly.

Ycelacie shakes her head.

Lurrah moves over to Sorlu and stands ready to guard him from attack.

Anhide says, "They must be returned to us as the end of this endeavor.  The song must be ours once more."

Falvicar peers quizzically at Mohrgan.

Sorlu smiles at Anhide.

Raelee asks, speaking to Anhide, "... if one tablet relates to the 'deathless' - does the other relate to those in your present form?"

Gespry melodically says, "Sorlu has been a real trooper, and has carried this burden for many months."

Sorlu says, speaking sweetly to Anhide, "But of course. This I vow."

Jiarine says, "It will not happen."

Anhide nods slowly.

Randsford asks, speaking to Anhide, "What will you do with these tablets?"

Randsford peers quizzically at Anhide.

Jaysehn frowns.

Kothos nods at Raelee.

Falvicar ponders.

Anhide says, speaking to Raelee, "We are of both and neither.  I do not know how were created.  The knowledge pours through me like a vat of wine dumped into a wineskin."
Anhide says, "It will take time for me to grow to let it fill me."

Missoni gazes with interest at Anhide.

Katiesa nods slowly.

Raelee says, speaking to Anhide, "... it must be remarkable."

Lurrah smiles quietly to herself.

Raelee carefully says, "Perhaps that knowledge will eventually come to you."

Leafiara adopts an agreeable expression.

Guarrin nods in agreement at Raelee.

Falvicar nods in agreement at Mohrgan.

Anhide says, "I was fleet of foot and long of leg while alive."
Anhide says, "I am faster now.  If there is a way past this Zeban's barrier, I will find it, and I will share it with you."

Eclevdra blinks.

Kothos says, speaking to Anhide, "Like a flicker, a bolt of lightning, across the arc of the sky."

Leafiara gives an approval gesture with her hand.

Illumiada leans softly against Casinoe.

Lurrah nods at Anhide.

Dergoatean says, "And on the off chance we find it first, we'll be sure to let you know."

Anhide says, "Look to the skies.  I will find you when the knowledge is mine."

Dergoatean grins.

Lurrah says, speaking to Anhide, "Yes, thank you."

Casinoe snuggles Illumiada, who responds by cradling an arm around him. Missoni tilts her head up.

Vaemyr nods at Anhide.

Kothos smiles at Anhide.

Illumiada snuggles Casinoe, who responds by cradling an arm around her.

Gespry melodically says, "So basically, you need time to prepare and find the way."

Illumiada grins at Kuiu.

Anhide nods at Gespry.

Illumiada covers her eyes with her hands.

Anhide says, "I thank you, and I am grateful, but even my eyes do not see all."

Cryheart nods.

Gespry nods at Lurrah.

Gespry bows to Anhide.

Anhide says, "I promise, though, I will leave not a stone unturned."
Anhide throws her head back and lifts her eyes skyward.  They seem to quicken from within with motes of golden light, which engulf her body in a swirling storm of radiance.  Wings, blinding but resplendent to look upon, unfurl from her back as she tenses her legs and leaps, turning into a blur of luminous beauty as she streaks away.


Kothos quietly says, "I understand. Enjoy your flight."

Katiesa gazes up into the heavens.

Dendum gazes up into the heavens.

Kothos gazes up into the heavens.

Raelee gazes up into the heavens.

Hazelnut babbles something unintelligible.

Leafiara gasps.

Gespry nods at Hazelnut.

Perigourd ponders.

Missoni blinks.

Hazelnut says, "I... could write ten books."

Guarrin tilts his head up. Leafiara flashes a wide grin at Hazelnut.

Vaemyr grins at Hazelnut.

Lurrah says, "Amazing."

Guarrin furrows his brow.

Jiarine says, "If you survive."

Gespry exclaims, speaking melodically to Hazelnut, "Start scribbling!"

Cryheart nods at Hazelnut.

Katiesa murmurs, speaking to herself, "That was better than the Cloverleaf dome from above."

Missoni whispers aloud, "Goodness."

Kothos says, "...so bright, they drown out Liabo, even..."

Darcena glances warily at Guarrin.

Aeith agrees with Hazelnut.

Gespry melodically asks, "Shall we go see how Ellerel is doing?"

Lurrah agrees with Missoni.

Vaemyr says, "Very... interesting."

Hazelnut exclaims, speaking to Gespry, "I have so much to do!"

Lurrah says, "We have truly learned of a history unknown by the world at large."

Gespry says, speaking melodically to Hazelnut, "Should have prepared better with more papaer."

Dergoatean asks, speaking to Hazelnut, "Should've sent a poet?"

Dergoatean grins.

Guarrin nods absently.

Darcena furrows her brow.

You get the feeling that you can safely return to Icemule Trace via the portal in Town Center. You also have a weirdly specific inkling that there will be ways to return to this strange place as the need arises!

Lurrah says, "Unless Zeban was using her to trap us..."

Jiarine asks, speaking to Hazelnut, "Can I pay you to make sure that my name is featured with nothing but praise?"

Hazelnut exclaims, speaking to Jiarine, "You had best start saving now!"
Hazelnut exclaims, "Do pardon me.  There is so very much to explore!"

Leafiara taps her white owl pin on its tiny head and it emits a loud hoot!

Hazelnut squeals.
Hazelnut just went southeast.